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Afghanistan: Taliban militants storm into security posts, kill 5 policemen

An Afghan provincial official says the Taliban have stormed several Afghan security posts in eastern Kunar province, killing five police officers.

world Updated: Feb 17, 2017 17:16 IST
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An Afghan provincial official says the Taliban have stormed several Afghan security posts in eastern Kunar province.
An Afghan provincial official says the Taliban have stormed several Afghan security posts in eastern Kunar province.(AFP File Photo)

An Afghan provincial official says the Taliban have stormed several Afghan security posts in eastern Kunar province, killing five police officers.

Provincial governor, Waheedullah Kalimzai, says the daring attacks early on Friday morning lasted nearly two hours and were apparently coordinated but the police, aided by other security officials, managed to repel the attackers and drove the insurgents from the area.

Kalimzai says another police officer is missing after the attack.

He says the Taliban used heavy machine guns and explosive devises in the assault. Kalimzai also added that the Afghan police killed several Taliban fighters.

Afghanistan’s eastern Kunar province borders Pakistan. Insurgency groups are considered to have a strong presence in this area.